A new twist on ropes. (Physics).The mooring MOORING, mar. law. The act of arriving of a ship or vessel at a particular port, and there being anchored or otherwise fastened to the shore.
2. Policies of insurance frequently contain a provision that the ship is insured from one place to another, "and till and towing of oil rigs and huge ships rely on the strength and durability of thick ropes and the splices that join those ropes. Yet the mathematical models used to evaluate ropes have long left the splices out of the equations.
Now, Christopher M. Leech leech, predacious or parasitic annelid worm of the class Hirudinea, characterized by a cylindrical or slightly flattened body with suckers at either end for attaching to prey. of Tension Technology International in Eastbourne, England, has mathematically evaluated three major classes of rope splices. The new analysis, slated for an upcoming Proceedings of the Royal Society Proceedings of the Royal Society is a scientific journal published by the Royal Society of London.
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One of the junctions studied is a common braided braid·ed
a. Produced by or as if by braiding.
b. Having braids.
2. Decorated with braid.
3. form called the admiralty splice. Among numerous findings, Leech concludes that friction between strands in an admiralty splice prevents sawlike interstrand motions and holds the splice together. Countering those benefits of the braided geometry, however, the everyday stretching and contracting of the splice rotates strands relative to each other in a scissoring In computer graphics, the deleting of any parts of an image which fall outside of a window that has been sized and laid over the original image. Also called "clipping." action, creating a splice-damaging type of friction.
To evaluate such factors as friction in old and new splice designs, Leech has added his model of splice behavior into software that previously could predict only the behavior of unspliced rope.--P.W.